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AWS Rekognition to create an Avatar

October 15, 2019

AWS is the Amazon’s cloud platform which is full of ready-to-use services. In this entry, we’re going to take a look at one of the services offered by AWS, Rekognition, which is a Machine Learning service that is able to analyse photographs and videos looking for objects, people or text.

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Getting Started With MindSphere

October 11, 2019

As part of my personal onboarding for Siemens MindSphere my first goal was to simulate a simple thing which delivers data to MindSphere. In this blog post I would like to demonstrate how you can create a simple NodeJS application for sending data to MindSphere platform. The code is available on GitHub.

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The Challenges of Taking Open Source Cloud Foundry to Production

September 27, 2019

When committing to Cloud Foundry some companies make the strategic decision to take full ownership of platform deployment and operations and deploy the open source Cloud Foundry distribution to fully understand all moving parts. While open source Cloud Foundry has gotten rather easy to deploy with the cf-deployment project, there is still a lot of more to do in order to make an open source deployment production ready. This blog post highlights the challenges we faced unique to deploying the open source Cloud Foundry, and gives advice on how to grow through these challenges.

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Okapi BM25 with Game of Thrones

September 1, 2019

Since Elasticsearch 5, the default similarity algorithm for Elasticsearch is Okapi BM25. A similarity (scoring/ranking model) defines how matching documents are scored. Performing a search against a set of documents gives you results sorted by relevance. In one of our previous blog posts by Rocco Schulz, BM25 was already mentioned. In this blog article, we are going to look into the inner workings of the Okapi BM25 algorithm.

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